Alumni

Sneha Menon

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Education:
B.Tech. in Biotechnology, VIT University, India (2014)

Rebecca Rood

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Current Post:
Graduate Student, UW Madison
Education: 
B.A. in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Assumption College (2014)

Katherine Baldwin

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Current Post:
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children's Medical Center Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Education:
B.A. in English Literature, Cornell University (2005)
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School (2011)
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2014)
Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, MGH
Research Topic: Signaling network in inflammatory bowel disease; potential novel treatment targets for inflammatory bowel disease
Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease

Jesse Lyons

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Current Post:
Torque Therapeutics
Education:
B.S. in Biochemistry, Columbia University (2003)
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, University of California San Francisco (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of inflammatory bowel disease.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems biology, inflammation, immunology, intestinal biology, cancer

Sam Nguyen

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Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Research Topic: Developing searchable website to release research data pertaining to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and mutant Ras cancers (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Viruses, cancer, website design, algorithms

Reed Horwitz

Current Post:
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science, Bioinformatics Track, University of Michigan
Research Topic: Mapping signal transduction pathways using mass spectrometry data
Research Interests: Systems biology, proteomics, computational analysis, network algorithms

Jessica Gierut

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Current Post:
Senior Scientist, Biology, Omega Therapeutics
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Kalamazoo College (2004)
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
Research Topic: K-Ras activation in the regulation of stem kinetics in the colonic epithelium and colon cancers
Research Interests: RNA interference technology platform for innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases of the liver

LEVI WOOD

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Current Post: 
Assistant Professor
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University (2004)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2008)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, M.I.T. (2008)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T. (2011)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.  (Co-advised with Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT)
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, System Identification, Angiogenesis, Microfluidics, Stochastic Feedback Control
Contact: levi dot wood at me dot gatech dot edu

Erin Fletcher

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Current Post: 
CEO/Founder, Camp Casco, Inc.
Education:
B.S. in Microbiology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (2013)
M.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015)
Research Topic: Post-translational modifications of Ras
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Translational Medicine

CASIE GENETTI

Current Post: 
Graduate student in genetic counseling at Boston University
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Davidson College (2011)
Research Topic: Cancer biology and inflammation with an emphasis on characterizing small molecule inhibitors. 
Research Interests: Colorectal cancer therapy, cancer-associated inflammation, cell death and proliferation, human genetic disorders

Laura Kleiman

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Current Post:
Scientific Research Director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute cBio Center
Education:
B.A. in Biomathematics, Rutgers University (2004)
Ph.D. in Computational and Systems Biology, M.I.T. (2010)
Research Topic: Identification and characterization of small molecule inhibitors that radiosensitize K-RAS mutant cancers
Research Interests: Translational systems pharmacology

Sergia Velho

Current Post:
Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto
Education:
B.S. in Biology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal (2003)
Ph.D. in Human Biology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Portugal (2010)
Research Topic: N-RAS activation in colorectal cancer
Research Interests: Cancer biology, colorectal cancer, cancer-associated inflammation, tumor microenvironment, colorectal cancer therapy

Ken Lau

Current Post:
Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University
Education:
B.S. in Molecular Genetics and Biology, University of Toronto (2002)
Ph.D. in Proteomics and Bioinformatics, University of Toronto  (2008)
Research Topic: Systems biology of Intestinal Epithelial Response to Inflammatory Signals
Research Interests: Systems Biology, Intestinal Inflammation, Signal Transduction, Immune Responses, Cell Death and Proliferation

Yufang Wang

Current Post: Associate Professor, Sichuan University, China

Yina Li

Current Post: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Kimberly Cavaliere

Current Post: Loyola University of Chicago Medical School

Krystle Kendall

Current Post: University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Rachel Danforth

Current Post:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Max Juchheim

Current Post: Scientist, Addgene

Sarah Philips

Current Post: New York University School of Medicine

Angela Krebs

Current Post: Technical University of Munich